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Myth, History and Byzantine Heritage

Duration: 3 days / 2 nights
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Visit the wonderful landscapes of North Greece and enjoy the mixture of myth, history and Byzatine monuments that will inspire you. This tour will wake up all your senses during 3 days (2 nights) that you will spend visiting Pella, Vergina, Dion and Meteora. Plan your trip and pack your bags, and come with us to this wonderful adventure!

 

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Day 1: Thessaloniki-Pella-Edessa-Naousa-Veroia

-Morning departure for Pella, the ancient capital of Macedonia and birthplace of Alexander the Great.

-Continue the tour to the town of Edessa (also called the town of waters, with its 100 bridges). The natural park of the waterfalls with the most spectacular waterfall in the Balkans (70m high).

-Next stop Naousa for wine tasting, the area is known for its wineries. Some free time in Agios Nikolaos to enjoy nature or taste local dishes. Later we  will drive to Veroia and we will pass in front of St.Paul’s altar before the check in to the hotel.

-Dinner and overnight in Veroia.

Day 2: Vergina-Dion-Mount Olympus-Litochoro

-Breakfast at the hotel and depart for Vergina, once the capital of the Macedonian Kingdom and nowadays one of the most important archaeological sites of Greece. Visit of the museum with the Royal tomb of King Philip II, father of Alexander the Great.

-Continue to Dion the religious center of the Ancient Macedonians dedicated to the worship of Olympian Zeus,situated at the footsteps od the famous Mount Olympus, the mythical home of the 12 Gods. In Dion, Alexander the Great offered rich sacrifices to the Gods, before leaving for his legendary expedition to Asia. Visit of the archaeological site and the museum. Afterwards, we approach the mountain Olympus, the highest Greek mountain.

-We continue to the traditional village of Litochoro in the evening.

-Dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Meteora- Kalabaka- Thessaloniki

-Breakfast and drive to Kalabaka to visit the Meteora Monasteries. Meteora is a geological miracle, which one should see for himself to believe. Nowadays, only six monasteries are well preserved and four of them are still inhabited. We shall visit two of these fabulous monasteries, built high upon the steep rocks. Each monastery owns a vast richness of frescoes and icones. Afterwards, we will spend some time in Kalabaka for coffee or lunch before our return to Thessaloniki.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: For entering the monasteries of Meteora, appropriate clothing is required. The entrance for ladies is only allowed in skirt or dress, under the knee, shoulder and belly covered. Men must wear long trousers.

*Extra nights can be arranged in Thessaloniki pre or post-tour, or at any other part of the tour (request rate)

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